Gunstock Mountain is an awesome ski destination in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. It features incredible views of Lake Winnipesaukee, the Ossipee Range and even Mount Washington. If you are looking for some fantastic views in a quick ascent, this is a great option.

Distance: 2.2 Miles (1.77 km)

Height: 2,245 feet (684 meters)

Elevation Gain: 1,140 feet (347 meters)

Difficulty: Easy

Duration: 2 hours


There are various ways to summit Gunstock, but the most popular and direct route to the summit is the Gunstock Mountain Trail. Other routes include the Brook Trail, the overlook trail, and the ridge trail from Mount Rowe.

The Gunstock Mountain trail trailhead is located off of Carriage Road in Gilford (directions below), while the brook trail is located at Gunstock Mountain Ski Resort Parking lot.

Trail Map

Gunstock Hiking Trail Map

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Belknap Range Trail Maps

Alternate Routes

Hikers may also choose to hike Mount Rowe with Gunstock in a 4.7 mile loops.


To Gunstock Mountain Trailhead

To Brook Trail

Gunstock Mountain Summit

Photos Courtesy of Gunnar Stecher